On-the-ground Update from the Global Climate Summit

Here is where Izabella, whose AirBnB I am at, picked me up. Katowice really is a beautiful city.

Hello from Katowice! Yes, it is raining but spirits are high. I arrived by train last night from Warsaw after a 20-hour trip and shared my dinner table with Max, a sustainable bioenergy specialist from the National Wildlife Federation. Max, who grew up in Oakland, is also working to get Democrats and Republicans to join the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan caucus pushing for climate action – 45 Democrats and 45 Republicans (though the elections set them back a bit as a number of those Republicans lost their seats).

His video inspired me to post my own at the bottom. But before that, here are today’s Top Nine updates and stories that I hope you will find helpful.

  1. Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’
  2. COP24 climate conference: World facing ‘greatest threat in thousands of years’ – new coverage from CNN
  3. How to pronounce ‘Katowice’
  4. Fighting Climate Change and Capitalism at the Same Time – A Q&A with Naomi Klein
  5. Jadwiga Lopata, Polish farmer and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize and here is a video of her acceptance speech
  6. Why Geoengineering is ‘Untested’ and ‘Untestable’
  7. Oregon and California crabbers sue fossil fuel companies
  8. Meat and Dairy to Surpass Oil in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  9. Climate change: EU aims to be ‘climate neutral’ by 2050


My computer is at 4% and I don’t have the right plug adapter, so I’m signing off now…

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